Cruisin’ with RWA

The Cruisin’ Crew wish you all a safe and happy Easter. We have a collection of blogs to keep you company this long weekend.

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We love celebrating success. Our members are encouraged to send in their New Release news for publishing in Hearts Talk and the New Releases blog. Don’t miss the deadline! Send in your new releases by the 8th of every month to: Of course, the Cruisin’ Crew don’t want to miss out on the celebrations, so drop Clint and Enrico an email with your blogs, new contract, first sale, new cover or release news at Don’t forget to come back on Sunday for a list of exciting writing-related events delivered by our members.

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Anne Gracie will be in Sydney on Sunday 4th May, (please note change of date) conducting a one day workshop on writing romance for the NSW Writers Centre. Further details here, including cost.

New Releases

A Dorset Girl – Beyond The Plough – A Handful of Ashes (Trilogy)
The Stonecutter’s Daughter – Where Seagulls Soar (Duo)
The Convict’s Woman (single)

New Contracts

SAVING SHELBY SUMMERS, Margaret’s third romance with dogs, was accepted for July release by Secret Cravings Publishers.

The Valerie Parv Award

The Valerie Parv Award offers the winner a year of mentorship with bestselling Australian romance author Valerie Parv. Enter the first 10,000 words of your romance or romantic elements manuscript (40K+) along with a 1,000 word synopsis.

Opens:  18 April 2014

Closes: 2 May 2014, or when contest fills.

Enter: first 10,000 words (max) + 1000 word (max) synopsis of your unpublished romance/romantic elements novel (any length 40K+) by email only.

Maximum TWO entries per person

Open to RWAustralia members and non-members; unpublished writers only

Final judges: Valerie Parv will rank the 6 finalists

Prizes: 1st – 1 year mentorship with Valerie Parv, plus $300 2nd – $200 3rd – $100

Formatting sample

Sample score sheet

Questions to (Erica Hayes, contest manager)

RWA Blog

April 20 – Event Announcements

April 21Author Spotlight on Delwyn JenkinsPARV PHOTO

April 22Conference Spotlight: Romance Rocks 2014 presents…Valerie Parv

April 23Author Spotlight on Cassandra L Shaw

Cruisin’ Member Blogs

Are you an RWA Member? Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at:

JM Bray’s cover reveal and interview on All the World’s a Page and yes, I have a ‘thing’ about Tuffy! I’m jealous! Pop in and meet one of romantic fantasy’s male writers.

All the World’s a Page is hosting two writers over the next two weeks who showcase what our RWA is about: The Newly Published Author and the International Best-Seller Author.

April 20 (Easter weekend!) – introducing the delightful Amy Rose Bennett and her debut release

April 26 and 27 – Wonderful Anna Jacobs calls in to talk about the last in her “Traders” series.

Easter treats on Friday Feast! Join me for a bit of fun where I talk about my upcoming rural romance ROCKING HORSE HILL, childhood Easter adventures and share an easy-peasy recipe for breadmaker hot-uncrossed buns. So bunny hop on over. There may be books and chocolate…

April 15 – Good New Day

April 19 – On Enchanted Orb we have action & romance writer, Anna Hackett

Blogs from Fantasy and Paranormal Author Eleni Konstantine

Ann B Harrison discussing Beating Writers Block

Lauren McKellar discussing her experience at the recent Indie Authors Down Under Conference

Simone Cooper discussing The Power of the Written Word

April 17 – If you speak German or want to freshen up on it, check out my post this week. I’m featuring Hellen May’s very successful first novel UND WIEDER CARMEL – she’s also my best friend

Also – on my shared blog FourFoxesOneHound, don’t miss Kate Belle’s wonderful guest blog “What is it about small Aussie towns?”

Do you have a fave country pub? Simon & Schuster want to know and you can WIN a copy of SIMMERING SEASON. I may even drop in one day for a beer.

At Home With Jenn J Mcleod on my blog today, where she tells us all about her home life, her pets, and something exciting she’s about to undertake! Plus she’s giving away a copy of either HOUSE FOR ALL SEASONS or SIMMERING SEASON to someone who leaves a comment.

EE Carter was on my blog this week talking about her very unusual collection.

Also cool websites and videos from around the web – Birthdays, bad movies and British Accents.

S E Gilchrist is running fun character interviews ‘Who are you?’ on her blog this year. This week we have Hampton Rourke from Nicole Murphy’s fantasy trilogy.

Enrico’s Pick Six

Submit your blog site link to to share with our readers. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week. EnricoEnrico’s Pick Six this week:

  1. Alicia Honsa
  2. Bronwen Evans
  3. Cassandra Cornell
  4. Denise Rossetti
  5. Elisabeth Rose
  6. Fiona Lowe

Have a great week and happy writing!

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